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Stir-Fried Oysters and Tofu with Black Bean Sauce Recipe

Stir-Fried Oysters and Tofu with Black Bean Sauce Recipe

Stir-Fried Oysters and Tofu with Black Bean Sauce Recipe

This Fujian-style dish is a Taiwanese classic. It is very simple to prepare and it is a perfect example of Taiwanese cooking where the emphasis is placed on using fresh ingredients and keeping true to the original flavour of the ingredients. The black bean sauce gives this dish a real kick, but you need to be careful not to overdo it or it will overpower the dish. In Taiwan, oysters are known as the “milk of the sea” because they are fat and juicy in texture, and are rich in vitamins and minerals.

Ingredients :

  • 20 oysters, shucked and rinsed in cold water
  • 1 Tbsp potato starch or cornflour
  • 150 g (51/3 oz) silken tofu, cut into 2.5-cm (1-in) cubes
  • 2 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 30 g (1 oz) black beans, soaked in 1 Tbsp rice wine for at least 15 minutes
  • 1 tsp finely chopped ginger
  • 2 tsp finely chopped garlic
  • 11/2 tsp chopped spring onion
  • 1 red chilli, cut into strips

Seasoning

  • 2 Tbsp thick soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp rice wine
  • 1 Tbsp potato starch or cornflour, mixed with 11/2 Tbsp water

Method :

  1. Mix the oysters with the potato starch or cornflour. This will help keep the oysters moist as they cook.
  2. Boil some water in a saucepan and blanch the tofu cubes briefly. Drain and set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a wok over medium heat. Drain the black beans and add to the wok. Stir-fry for 10 seconds.
  4. Increase to high heat and add the ginger, garlic and spring onion. Stir-fry for 20 seconds.
  5. Add the oysters and stir-fry for another 20 seconds.
  6. Add the tofu and the seasoning. Cook for 3–5 minutes.
  7. Add the chilli and stir-fry for 1 minute.
  8. Dish out and serve immediately.

Serves 4

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Source :
HOME-STYLE
TAIWANESE COOKING
Family Favourites – Classic Street Foods – Popular Snacks
by : Tsung-Yun Wan

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See also Taiwanese Recipe “Stir-Fried Squid with Celery Recipe”